2019/20 – Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education for their ESTV initiative. In this initiative, the media curriculum is delivered through a student run TV and media company. Students work to external briefs, operating professional standard equipment and behaviours to produce products for commercial clients. (and could this click through to their case study?)
2018/19 – Wiltshire College for their land based skills initiative. Students immediately apply the theoretical knowledge they acquire in the everyday course of their work on the college’s commercial farms. This allows students to develop their business and enterprise skills and understand the economics behind an industry vital to the UK. (and could this click through to their case study)
2017/18 – Abingdon & Witney College for their TOBES Action Tap initiative. This is a great initiative, embedded across the curriculum and into the study programmes of learners at all levels where students undertake project based learning, working directly with employers and community organisations, developing not only employability skills but respect for others and a code of social responsibility.
2016/17 – Activate Learning for their Learning Philosophy initiative - an amazing initiative, embedded strategically at the heart of teaching and learning across the college. Students undertake project based learning, working directly with employers and using both academic learning and applied skills in real world situations both at external employers and within the college’s own Learning Company facilities in catering and sports.
2015/16 – Rotherham College for their NHS Moulage Links with Special Effects initiative. This initiative is based on a partnership between the Media Make Up department and the local NHS Trust. Students are involved in the delivery of enhanced simulation training to support medical professionals in their studies.
2014/15 – Bridgend College for their Practical Approach to Forensic Science initiative. Students studying Forensic Science here benefit from working alongside experts from South Wales police including real life crime scene investigators, in a way that uniquely equips them for future employment.
2013/14 – City of Bath College for their Living Classroom initiative. Focusing on stonemasonry and working with the National Trust, English Heritage and specialist building conservation experts, stud students gain un-paralleled access to specialist sites and opportunities to work alongside experts on the conservation of real buildings.
2012/13 – Bishop Burton College for their Enterprise Education – skills and employability initiative. Students at this land-based college work alongside experts on commercial farms owned and managed by the college, putting into practice the employability and enterprise skills so valued in the agriculture sector.
2011/12 – Exeter College for their Aerospace Engineering – learning by doing initiative. Working in partnership with the Flybe Academy, students are able to work alongside experts on real planes, gaining the vital skills and experience to progress their careers and higher education.